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‘Working Hands’ exhibit opens at Conner Museum

20140411 Working-Hands-ImageprintKINGSVILLE — The John E. Conner Museum at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will showcase three Texas industries in the exhibit “Working Hands: An Exhibition of Photographs by Rick Williams.” The exhibit opened this week and ends Friday, May 23.

The exhibit was organized by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

In “Working Hands,” Williams captures images of workers and work places in three diverse industries that constitute the three pillars of the Texas economy: ranching, oil and technology. The 40 finely-detailed photographs, along with supplementary print and video resources, contribute to an understanding of the workers who reshaped the landscape from boundless prairie to ranches, farms, towns and cities.

Williams’ images evoke a powerful sense of what it must feel like to engage in the work depicted, as well as the unique character each industry brings to the Texas landscape.

Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, traveling exhibitions and documentary films. For more information, visit Humanities Texas online at www.humanitiestexas.org or call 512-440-1991.

The Conner Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, call 361-593-2810.

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